HH is on the November ballot. It is a 20-year long, 1% sales tax increase with many negative financial impacts to both our residents and businesses. If passed by Fountain Valley’s voters, they will increase their city’s sales tax to 9%. Continue reading
Orange Lutheran High School completed a facilities upgrade in 2014 for $15 million. Now the Orange Unified School District is asking voters to approve Measure S, a bond measure, that will provide $72 million per high school for similar upgrades. What gives?
Orange Lutheran is over 40-years old and enrolls 1,300 students. The 1-year-long upgrade and expansion project was funded with $5-million in school reserves, $5-million in financing and $5-million in donations. It added 40,000 square feet, ripped up floors, added technology upgrades, new furnishings, a comfy place for students to hang out with couches, flat-screen TVs and a coffee-juice bar …the works! Continue reading
As you may know, the Fountain Valley City Council is trying to raise the sales tax in their city, via Measure HH, which is on the ballot this November.
Recently a Fountain Valley resident posed a question on the official Fountain Valley Facebook page asking why the page was promoting Measure HH – a very good question indeed. The resident also wondered why the person who was posting as the City of Fountain Valley apparently was posting from Indian Wells, CA. He wondered if perhaps this was a city employee posting at a cushy resort. Good question!
The city’s response was amazing. They wrote: Continue reading
Harris Ahead in Senate Race—Majorities Favor Marijuana Measure, Taxes on Cigarettes and High Earnings
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2016—California’s likely voters favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a wide margin, and most say they are very interested in the upcoming presidential debates. When likely voters are asked what they would like to hear the candidates talk about, they are more likely to name jobs and the economy than any other issue.
These are among the top findings of a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), with funding from The James Irvine Foundation. Continue reading
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Kim Issues Statement on Democrats’ Transportation Plan
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Young Kim (R-Fullerton) today issued the following statement regarding the Democrats’ transportation plan that increases taxes on Californians by $6 billion:
“Californians pay some of the highest gas taxes in the nation, but some in Sacramento want you to pay almost 25 cents more per gallon. Raising gas taxes will hurt working Californians who cannot afford to pay more in taxes. This is a terrible idea that will hurt middle class families across the state, and I am strongly opposed. Continue reading
Supervisors Honor 30-Year Promise to Dissolve Taxing Districts
Orange County supervisors formally dissolved eight special taxing districts in South Orange County on Tuesday and ordered $4.3 million in property owner tax credits, ranging from $49.84 to $3,664.01 per parcel.
“The County made a promise 30 years ago to collect what was needed to finance public improvements and to end the payments when they were no longer necessary,” said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, who represents South Orange County. “We’ve honored our promise and a significant number of residents will no longer be assessed this tax.” Continue reading